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Environmental Law

International Environmental-Law Treaties

International Environmental-Law Treaties

Learn about international law treaties, including treaties addressing global climate, endangered species, and the international law of the sea.


Treaties are a primary instrument of international law. International environmental-law treaties are often created based on specific issues that need to be addressed, such as climate change or protecting endangered species. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the basic structure of environmental-law treaties and learn about some of the most well-known treaties, like the Paris Agreement and the Montreal Protocol.

An international treaty is a legally binding instrument that requires cooperation...